Eat, Pray, Love


*Cheese Alert!*

I was strolling with my dog, Skyler last night as we enjoyed the breeze of a seemingly mild weather, considering it's been scorching hot out here in Southern California, when something just came to me. I don't know what it was but it felt like an overwhelming jolt and it got me thinking about where I am right now in my life as well as contemplating on scenarios on how my life could have been had I done this or had I met that person. It also got me thinking on some of my decisions in life such as my career, or lack thereof (tee-hee). I graduated with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, which was supposed to be my path towards law school. But in the end, I decided that the world of great debates was not for me. I initially had my heart set on law school since God knows when but I realized that if I'm not going to be as great as my dad, I might as well do something equally as great but in a different tune, my own tune.

I'm going to be celebrating my 30th year of existence on earth next year and I don't know if it's just me but I've been having trouble with these ideas getting into my head, flashbacks of events in the past and I admit, sometimes I embarrass myself by thinking how much better everyone else's lives are than mine. It's just a bad habit to break. I'm proud to say that a lot of people in my circle have turned out really well in their lives as a whole. I've got friends who are now CEO's of their own companies, some have flourished and blossomed with great artistic abilities, some are well-respected figures in their professions, some are world travelers and some..well, they're just happy =)

So I thought long and hard on what to do to prepare myself in this transition that I'm about to experience, this huge milestone of getting to live on earth for 30 years. What to do, what to do?  Eat, Pray, Love.

Uhm, yea. Obviously I'm not going to be able to do exactly what Julia Roberts did since:

A. I am not a successful writer who can just fly off and try to "find" myself in exotic places. What about Skyler? Who's going to watch over him? What if he'll burn down the apartment while trying to get to the tuna that's left over on the stove?

B. I am not a divorcée with issues, in fact, I am very much in love with the boyfriend. And I heard from my jet-setter friends that if I attempt to travel alone to Italy, I should expect to be propositioned by random Italian men, getting chased down the alley. It has nothing to do with being attractive or anything, seducing girls is just their favorite past time. Pi-pi-di-pa-pa-da-poo-po-do.

C. I'm not a trust fund baby. I can't just up and leave unless I want to get evicted for not being able to pay the rent and end up having to sell Skyler to the highest bidder. He is potty-trained, anyone? anyone?

I'm thinking of a cheaper sensible version of that idea and I'm going to try to follow it through. I simply interpret the concept of Eat, Pray, Love as an experience to be able to feed your mind, body and soul. What does that mean? It means that you shouldn't concentrate on de-stressing nor fussing over details. Instead, you should have faith in what you do. I think having faith is one of the greatest things that a person could have. From faith stems out other feel-good experiences such as love, hope and courage and all those other mushy stuff. It doesn't mean you have to travel all around the world just to find it because it's something that you have to look for inside of you. Is it  just me or did that last part sound like I copied it from an animation like Beauty and the Beast? Aladdin? Little Mermaid?

Hmm..on the other hand, this doesn't look so bad to me either..

Portofino, Italy

via club monaco
Amalfi Coast, Italy

Santorini, Greece


Machu Picchu, Peru


And no, after such deep contemplation, still can't figure out what I want to do with my life! Ha! =)

Amazing what a stroll with an American Akita can do to you, ey?

Toodles! =)


  1. Replies
    1. Does this mean we're finally going to Italy?! =))

  2. I'll go to Italy with you next year. And I'm serious! My parents are doing France. I can meet you there. Also Pearsy! Im so proud of what you've become. You're beautiful and well-grounded and the best is yet to come! You're about to become a blogger superstar! I just know this =) Turning 30 is awesome.


  3. I'll go with you to Italy next year! I'm serious, my parents are doing France! Also, Pears I'm so proud of you! You're beautiful and well-grounded, and the best of your years is yet to come! You'll be a superstar blogger, I just know it! Turning 30 will be awesome!

    1. Hey that sounds awesome! I hope to save up some dough by then! ;p And thank you for your reassuring and kind words. You are my favorite artist/photographer/journalist/ms. sexy thang. Supah stah! =))


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